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Job Number : 26353
Type and Location : Psychologist / NSW - Other
Listed By : NSW Department of Justice on 8 Jan 2019
Psychologist/*Specialist Psychologist - Ongoing and Temporary roles - Regional NSW
Registered Psychologists – Regional NSW
    • Salary based on Award
    • Flexibility, work/life balance
    • Endorsement in clinical practice
    • Career progression in a unique environment

An exciting opportunity exists with Corrective Services NSW for Registered Psychologists to join our growing teams across Regional NSW.

About the role:
  • Provide psychological assessment, intervention, and deliver therapeutic services or programs to offenders, including those who sexually offend.
  • Assist in the formulation and review of individual Risk - Needs - Responsivity based case plans for the management and supervision of offenders in custody or sentenced to a custodial or community order. 
  • Deliver training to staff, including caseworkers, in the screening, identification and support of offenders with mental health problems, intellectual disability or cognitive impairment. 
  • Maintain confidential documentation, including electronic Case Notes on Client Information Management System, in accordance with departmental policies, APS guidelines on record keeping and professional ethics.
  • Prepare reports, advice, and consultation to statutory authorities such as State Parole Authority, Children’s Courts, the Serious Offenders Review Panel, and Mental Health Review Tribunal.
The role offers:
  • Attractive remuneration and flexible working hours in line with the award
  • Opportunity to develop your skills working with a diverse offender population
  • Professional support and supervision
  • Unique training opportunities including attendance at the annual CSNSW Psychology Conference
  • Salary packaging and additional leave options
  • Access to the Fitness Passport program 
Requirements of the role:
  • Minimum four year accredited qualification in psychology with current provisional or full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia:
    • Provisionally registered psychologists are eligible to apply. Employment will be subject to their Supervised Practice Plan being approved by the Psychology Board of Australia, and will be on a temporary basis as Provisional Psychologist until the acquisition of full registration. Provisional Psychologists will undertake relevant duties under supervision as required by the Psychology Board of Australia and as directed by the Principal Psychologist
  • Demonstrated expertise in the psychological assessment and treatment of offenders including mental health issues, cognitive impairment, and with respect to behaviour management
  • Demonstrated level of knowledge and understanding of contemporary concepts, principles and practices relevant to the psychological assessment and treatment of young people who offend
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability with regards to criminogenic risk assessments, including risks related to sex and violent offending and associated interventions
  • Demonstrate advisory, consultation and report writing skills
  • Well-developed communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the psychologist’s ethical and legal obligations and professional accountability relating to agency policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture
  • Progression to the Award classification of Specialist Psychologist will be subject to persons satisfying the criteria prescribed in the Award
  • Be a team player with good verbal and written communication skills
  • Have proficient computer skills
How to apply:
  • You must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a visa that allows you work in an ongoing role. Temporary and casual roles may hold an appropriate time limited working visa
  • Ensure you have an up-to-date resume which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to the position.
  • Ensure you have a brief cover letter introducing yourself and explaining your interest in the role
  • Ensure you answer all the pre-screening questions

Click here for more information about the role. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply.


*For appointment as a Specialist Psychologist you must satisfy the additional selection criteria and qualifications, click here for additional specialist psychologist criteria/ or senior psychologist criteria . Applicants may be considered for Appointment at the classification/level of Specialist Psychologist set out in the Crown Employees (Psychologists) Award provided they meet the relevant criteria. This is unrelated to recognition as a specialist by AHPRA. In line with the National Laws governing the registration of health professionals in Australia, a psychologist can only use the term specialist in their job title if they are on the specialist register, even if he/she is paid as a specialist under the Award referred to above.


The Department of Justice is committed to building a workplace that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


The Department encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed below, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.






Contact Details
Natasha Ryan,

AMP special member benefit

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